Opening Night | 2015
Logan Joyce was once New York's hottest theatre director until a paralyzing fear of failure forced him to become a drama teacher at a Pittsburgh high school. It's hardly surprising then, that the opening night of his production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" fills this former wunderkind with more than his usual quota of regret and anxiety. Opening night, however, proves worse than Logan could have imagined. Not only must he prevent the on-stage disasters and off-stage drama of his high strung cast, but Simonia Dufrense, an eccentric, Shakespeare-obsessed student bitter that she wasn't cast in Midsummer enlists none other than the Bard himself to concoct a revenge plot against Logan so absurd that it could only be considered, well, Shakespearean. As the show goes on - as it must - Logan's professional and personal crises come to a head when Eli Faisel, an unhinged movie star, offers him one final chance to quit high school and re-start his career, forcing Logan to decide which life will truly make him happy.